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FC Barcelona announce squad for La Liga match against Granada

Luis Enrique has called 18 players to form the squad for Saturday's match at Camp Nou

FC Barcelona v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

The next Barcelona match is upon us! The Blaugrana welcome Granada to Camp Nou looking for a third straight La Liga win, and coach Luis Enrique has named a squad of 18 players to be in uniform for the match:

Goalkeepers: 1. Marc-André ter Stegen, 13. Jasper Cillessen

Defenders: 14. Javier Mascherano, 19. Lucas Digne, 20. Sergi Roberto, 23. Samuel Umtiti, Marlon Santos (Barça B), Nili Perdomo (Barça B)

Midfielders: 4. Ivan Rakitic, 5. Sergio Busquets, 6. Denis Suarez, 12. Rafinha Alcântara, 21. André Gomes, Carles Aleñá (Barça B)

Forwards: 9. Luis Suárez, 10. Lionel Messi, 11. Neymar, 17. Paco Alcácer

The injury crisis forced Lucho to look at the youth Academy, and three Barça B players will be on the bench: center-back Marlon, full-back Nili and midfielder Aleñá aren't likely to play, but the experience to be on the locker room and the bench at Camp Nou will certainly be a highlight in their young careers.

On to the absences: Piqué, Mathieu, Vidal, Alba, Iniesta and Arda Turan miss out through injury, while Jordi Masip will watch the game from the stands thanks to Cillessen's return.


Projected starting lineup (4-3-3, right-left):

Ter Stegen; Roberto, Mascherano, Umtiti, Digne; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suárez, Neymar

The match starts at 8:45pm CET / 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (US) / 12:15am IST (India, next day), and you can join us to follow and comment all the action.


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